CDW Lauds House Passage of The Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act

600-Member Coalition Thanks Representatives for NLRB Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC // APRIL 11, 2013 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) lauded the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 1120, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act.

CDW’s membership supports H.R. 1120 because it addresses key employer and employee concerns surrounding the functioning of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Despite several of his recess appointments being ruled unconstitutional by a federal court, President Obama has pushed forward with a set of nominations that are inappropriate to the task of building a functioning Board.

H.R. 1120 would impose much-needed restraint over the NLRB’s unconstitutional quorum by preventing it from issuing further decisions. In addition, the bill immediately ceases enforcement of the invalid Board’s previous decisions, and ensures that such cases will be reviewed and approved by a legitimate panel as soon as one is seated. The legislation preserves workers’ ability to petition for union elections, and NLRB regional offices’ ability to accept and process unfair labor practice charges. Most importantly, the restrictions H.R. 1120 places on the Board are to be removed as soon as the Supreme Court rules in the Noel Canning case, or the Senate confirms a quorum.

CDW is a coalition of more than 600 associations, employers, and organizations in every Congressional district in America. It has filed numerous amici briefs regarding NLRB rules and regulations.